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Michael A. Müller

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Position

Michael Müller, a partner in the project finance and infrastructure practice at Morgan Lewis, focuses his work on project finance, commercial finance, energy, and secured and unsecured lending transactions. He represents lenders, investment funds, developers, and equity investors in all phases of the development, financing, construction, operation, acquisition and disposition of energy and infrastructure projects. Michael also represents clients in general commercial lending and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate financings, asset backed financings, and syndicated and structured financings. For more information, view his bio at https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/mmuller.

Career

Michael’s diverse project financing experience includes work on projects involving natural gas, nuclear, ethanol, wind, solar, and other electrical generation and infrastructure projects. Michael negotiates and drafts development agreements, financing agreements, and construction and project contracts including engineering, procurement, and construction; power purchase agreements; operations and maintenance agreements; long-term service agreements; and fuel storage, supply, and transportation agreements.

Education

Connecticut College, 2000, B.A.; Boston University School of Law, 2005, J.D.


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

The ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP¬†is particularly noted for its experience in energy project finance mandates; it is active on the sponsor side, and its lender practice has been further boosted with the recent arrival of Amy Maloney¬†from Latham & Watkins LLP. Neeraj Arora¬†in Los Angeles advised Cr√©dit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as administrative agent for a syndication of lenders, on the financing of SWG Finco‚Äôs portfolio of five operating gas-fired electrical generation facilities located in California, Colorado and New Mexico. Richard Filosa, who jointly heads the team with James Tynion¬†in New York, led advice for Ares on the development and financing of the St Joseph Energy Center Phase 2 power project. Further, Wayne Song¬†in Los Angeles advised Coronal Energy on a $235m tax equity financing from US Bankcorp Community Development Corporation¬†and back-leveraged term debt from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, for a combined portfolio of solar facilities on US Department of Defense property. Marc Reardon, Michael M√ľller, Felipe Alice¬†in Houston, who is ‚Äėalways available to address the needs of the client‚Äô, and Jonathan Morris¬†in New York are also recommended, as is Houston-based John Crespo. Named individuals are based in Boston unless otherwise stated. Adrian Talamantes¬†joined Holland & Knight LLP¬†in 2018.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: transactions: conventional power

Within: Next generation lawyers

Michael M√ľller - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Energy: transactions: conventional power

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP¬†advises publicly held utilities companies and independent power producers, engineering and construction firms, major lenders, and institutional investors and private equity firms on development, financing, acquisitions and disposals of power projects. Key contacts in the Boston-office include¬†Michael M√ľller¬†and¬†Richard Filosa, who assisted Entergy Corporation with the establishment of a transmission company and subsequent development of a transmission project in the MISO service area. James Tynion¬†leads the project finance and infrastructure group in the New York office, and¬†Jonathan Morris¬†acted for Linden Cogen Holdings in its $913m sale of 50% equity interest to a joint venture between subsidiaries of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power. In the Houston office,¬†Jeffrey Dinerstein¬†joined from Jones Day, and Sameer Mohan¬†joined from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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